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  1. Art-Filled Hamptons Vacation Home
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    Art-Filled Hamptons Vacation Home

    Inspired by their clients’ bold art collection, a pair of architects designs a Hamptons vacation house that subverts tradition.

    written by: Eviana Hartman
    photos by: Richard Powers
    08.26.14

  2. Modern Wood Pavilion Joins 19th-Century Home
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    Modern Wood Pavilion Joins 19th-Century Home

    A Swedish guesthouse is built with modern sensibilities and centuries-old techniques.

    written by: Arlene Hirst
    photos by: James Silverman
    09.25.14

  3. Living Simply on a Lush Australian Estate
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    Living Simply on a Lush Australian Estate

    A family home on Australia’s Mornington Peninsula is built to blend in with its lakeside setting.

    written by: Georgie Bean
    photos by: Shannon McGrath
    11.10.14

  4. Amazing Garden Oasis in São Paulo Born from a Five-Year Search and Renovation
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    Amazing Garden Oasis in São Paulo Born from a Five-Year Search and Renovation

    A pair of architects help a client carve out an oasis of calm amid São Paulo’s bustle.

    written by: Robert Landon
    photos by: Brian W. Ferry
    01.17.15

  5. A Dramatic Cliffside Kitchen Gets a Sharp and Sculptural Update
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    A Dramatic Cliffside Kitchen Gets a Sharp and Sculptural Update

    In North Vancouver, D’Arcy Jones Architecture undertook a methodical kitchen renovation on behalf of a creative couple.

    written by: Zachary Edelson
    photos by: Sama Jim Canzian
    03.01.15

  6. Green and Affordable Structure Fits Three Families in One 28-Foot-Wide Lot
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    Green and Affordable Structure Fits Three Families in One 28-Foot-Wide Lot

    Two Seattle architects design and build a dynamic multifamily structure on a formerly vacant lot.

    written by: Valerie Easton
    photos by: Rafael Soldi
    02.15.15

  7. Bright, Efficient Upgrade Transforms a Victorian in Toronto
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    Bright, Efficient Upgrade Transforms a Victorian in Toronto

    DUBBELDAM architecture + design made this Victorian house in Toronto bigger and more energy-efficient.

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    03.26.15

  8. This House Was Built Out of 14 Shipping Containers
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    This House Was Built Out of 14 Shipping Containers

    Matt and Barbara Mooney worked with Michael Gooden of M Gooden Design, a boutique design firm in Dallas, to build a home out of 14 shipping containers.

    written by: Esha Chhabra
    photos by: Wade Griffith
    03.28.15

  9. London Industrial Compound Converted Into Modern Housing
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    London Industrial Compound Converted Into Modern Housing

    A commercial-to-residential renovation nods toward the building's industrial heritage.

    written by: David Rudin
    photos by: Lyndon Douglas
    03.31.15

  10. Modern Meets Rugged at This Off-the-Grid Retreat in Ontario
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    Modern Meets Rugged at This Off-the-Grid Retreat in Ontario

    Clad in a rich wood palette, architect Charles Gane's summer cottage on the Georgian Bay draws all its energy needs from a mighty solar array.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    05.17.15

  11. Three Unique Homes Fit Under One Roof for an Extended Family in Queens
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    Three Unique Homes Fit Under One Roof for an Extended Family in Queens

    O’Neill Rose Architects designed each unit of this modern Queens compound based on the personality of the family member occupying it.

    written by: Emma Janzen
    photos by: Michael Moran
    04.20.15

  12. The Bellwether of Belvedere
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    The Bellwether of Belvedere

    Sustainable consultant to the stars Jordan Harris convinces Hollywood starlets to go hybrid, but when it came to greening his own home, he enlisted outside help.

    written by: Chloe Veltman
    photos by: Todd Hido
    04.17.09

  13. Modern Green Concept House in South Korea
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    Modern Green Concept House in South Korea

    The E+ Green Home, a concept house located an hour outside Seoul, not only points the way to a greener South Korea, it may well be the most sustainable house in the country.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Sergio Pirrone
    03.25.12

  14. Solid Gold
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    Solid Gold

    When it comes to material originality, this former tavern in Chicago’s trendy Bucktown neighborhood pulls out all the stops. Case in point? Colorful pieces of broken LPs are visible in the...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    01.23.09

  15. Light Box
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    Light Box

    For Tad Beck, making a home out of a stolid, windowless warehouse meant opening it up from the inside out.

    written by: Fred A. Bernstein
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    01.15.09

  16. Green Acres
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    Green Acres

    Design pared to the bone is a high-risk strategy, but as this Australian home illustrates, it can also produce a sublime environmental connection.

    written by: Peter Hyatt
    photos by: Peter Hyatt
    01.19.09

  17. Family Style
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    Family Style

    When a Japanese couple asked architects Takaharu and Yui Tezuka to design a small home that would evoke the Italian love of food, informal gatherings, and natural settings, the result was la dolce...

    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    01.16.09

  18. Walter Gropius, Hagerty House
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    Walter Gropius, Hagerty House

    Walter Gropius wanted the Hagerty House, his first commission in the United States, to be as close to the sea as possible. He sited the structure a precarious 20 feet from the shore and let the...

    written by: Jaci Conry
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    01.14.09

  19. Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan's Shelter Island Vacation Home
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    Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan's Shelter Island Vacation Home

    For design mavericks Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan, a challenging site that slopes toward the sea yields a unique opportunity to create an intimate and relaxing hideaway.

    written by: Dan Rubinstein
    photos by: Floto + Warner
    02.26.14

  20. An Affordable High-Design Vacation Home in Mexico
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    An Affordable High-Design Vacation Home in Mexico

    By pooling their resources and giving their architect complete creative control, two busy Mexico City–based brothers built a high-design vacation home for just $70 per square foot.

    written by: Robert Landon
    photos by: Mauricio Alejo
    01.29.13

  21. Escape to the Rock
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    Escape to the Rock

    Off the coast of British Columbia—on a site accessible only by boat—a family of Vancouver urbanites commissioned a sustainable cabin for weekend getaways that feels a world away.

    written by: Adele Weder
    photos by: Misha Gravenor
    11.10.10

  22. An Epic Plot
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    An Epic Plot

    Architect Steve Bull designed a high-impact, low-maintenance home for a pair of intrepid clients in Alaska, but that was only the beginning of the adventure.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Erik Johnson
    09.25.11

  23. Taylor Made
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    Taylor Made

    Architect Piers Taylor's renovation of an old gameskeeper's cottage, complete with a castellated roof and sweeping meadow below, is an exercise in dramatic modernization, one that takes advantage...

    written by: Dominic Bradbury
    photos by: Ben Anders
    01.22.09

  24. Orchard Jam
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    Orchard Jam

    The McKenzie residence sits within the grid of a commercial apple orchard, its roof and upper parts floating above the trees to echo the surrounding hills. Although its steel cladding is suggestive...

    photos by: Patrick Reynolds
    05.13.09

  25. Double the Pleasure
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    Double the Pleasure

    These twin sun-drenched San Diego abodes prove that two decks are better than one.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Bryce Duffy
    01.21.09

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